Salmon Protection & Watershed Network
The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network is a project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network. Turtle Island and its suite of marine restoration programs work to protect endangered marine species, save critical ecosystems, improve consumer choices, encourage government action and inspire corporate responsibility.
The SPAWN California Naturalist Training Course will introduce you to the interwoven wonders of the unique ecology and natural history of the Coast Redwood ecosystem and engage you in direct stewardship actions. The 40-hour course will utilize a combination of science curriculum, guest lecturers, field trips and project based learning to immerse you in the natural world. Expert instructors will uncover strategies to continue conservation of biodiversity in the coast redwood forests, and all, California ecosystems. Upon completing certification requirements, participants are eligible for four academic credits through UC Davis Extension for an additional nominal fee.
In 2017 SPAWN offered a free one week California Naturalists certification immersion course specifically for teachers and educators focused on exploring and understanding the natural world. The program was filled with a diverse group of committed educators, with preference to those who could demonstrate a commitment to leading public programming after the training. This opportunity was made possible with support from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Sanctuaries, and California Coastal Commission Whale Tail License Plate Grants Program.
2019 Course Dates: TBA